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Author Leonard-Barton, Dorothy.

Title Wellsprings of knowledge : building and sustaining the sources of innovation / Dorothy Leonard
Published Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, 1995
(1998 [printing])

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 MELB  658.4038 Leo/Wok  Unavailable C19
Description xv,334 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
Contents 1. Core Capabilities -- 2. Core Rigidities -- 3. Shared Problem Solving -- 4. Implementing and Integrating New Technical Processes and Tools -- 5. Experimenting and Prototyping -- 6. Importing and Absorbing Technological Knowledge from outside of the Firm -- 7. Learning from the Market -- 8. Transferring Product Development Capabilities into Developing Nations -- 9. Continuous Wellsprings
Wellsprings of Knowledge will help managers understand the long-term, systemic, and people-based nature of technological advantage and inspire them to think constantly about the potential knowledge-building import of every technology-related decision they make
Summary Why are some companies better at innovation than others? Drawing on the candid reflections of managers at leading technology-based companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Chaparral Steel, Microsoft, and Motorola, Wellsprings of Knowledge shows that the successful innovators are companies that build and manage knowledge effectively. The book reveals lessons for creating, nurturing, and growing the experience and accumulated knowledge of the organization into renewable assets and competitive advantage. Leonard-Barton illustrates the dimensions of the core capabilities along which all organizations must innovate: skills and knowledge base, physical systems, managerial systems, and values and norms of behavior. However, these capabilities can function as "core rigidities" if not constantly assessed. Managers must design capabilities as evolving, organic reservoirs
Analysis Information resources management
Information technology Management
Management information systems
Notes Paperback ed. published 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
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Subject Information resources management.
Information technology -- Management.
Management information systems.
Business planning.
Information resources management.
Information technology -- Management.
Management information systems.
Organizational effectiveness.
Strategic planning.
Author Leonard-Barton, Dorothy.
Books24x7, Inc.
LC no. 95014582
ISBN 0875846122 (paperback)
0875848591 (paperback)